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I don't smoke
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ID: 1672 Elementary
If you come to China, you're going to be offered a cigarette. While you can get by on context and gestures, it's nice to know how to politely decline. While you're at it, you smokers out there can also learn how to ask for a light in Chinese.
Mon May 16 2011 | Dilu, John
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|来||lái||to come; to bring|
|根||gēn||[measure word for cigarettes]|
lái ，chōu gēn yān ba ！
Here, have a cigarette!
bùhǎoyìsi 。wǒ bù chōuyān 。
Sorry, I don't smoke.
ò 。nà wǒ chōuyān ，nǐ jièyì ma ？
Oh. Do you mind if I smoke then?
méiguānxi ，nǐ chōu ba ！
No problem. Smoke!
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